And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his precepts to do them.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherein thou labourest under the sun.
Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction: but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thine heart:
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.
But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to shew piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; and go not to thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, cannot love God whom he hath not seen.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth gifts shall live.
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.
And every one that hath this hope set on him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall be glad, even mine:
1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 And there came unto him Pharisees, tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he which made them from the beginning made them male and female,
5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh?
6 So that they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.
10 The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, but they to whom it is given.
12 For there are eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, which made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
16 And behold, one came to him and said, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions.
23 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
30 But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise),
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, these may forget, yet will not I forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she fear her husband.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;
8 and the twain shall become one flesh: so that they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.